Making a break for fitness

Kidderminster Shuttle: Making a break for fitness

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Lunch breaks can be a great chance to top up your fitness and boost your wellbeing. Lynsey Charleston works out some work-break wonders.

Would you spot autism in a colleague?

Kidderminster Shuttle: Would you spot autism in a colleague?

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Autism may be a more familiar word these days, but misunderstanding about the condition is still rife. As World Autism Awareness Day approaches, Lisa Salmon hopes that will change.

Never ending stories

Kidderminster Shuttle: Never ending stories

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

When his elderly father became depressed, entrepreneur Roy Moed decided it was time to start a new chapter. The creator of LifeBook UK tells Abi Jackson his story.

Wellbeing tips for mums

Kidderminster Shuttle: Wellbeing tips for mums

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Give yourself the gift of wellbeing this Mother's Day. Experts share their personal tips with Abi Jackson - and show that you don't need fancy spas and endless spare time to boost the feel-good factor.

No smoke without dire risk

Kidderminster Shuttle: No smoke without dire risk

6:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

It's common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health - but it's not just people with heavy habits who could be puffing their way towards problems. This year's No Smoking Day is urging part-time smokers to quit too. Abi Jackson reports.

Pin-pointing the benefits of acupuncture

Kidderminster Shuttle: Pin-pointing the benefits of acupuncture

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Some 2.3 million acupuncture treatments are carried out each year in the UK, making it one of the most popular complementary therapies. Ahead of Acupuncture Awareness Week (March 3-10), Abi Jackson channels her inner pin cushion to find out what it's all about.

Magic mementoes

Kidderminster Shuttle: Magic mementoes

6:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

Don't let those special memories fade away - keep them, with the help of a memento-filled scrapbook, forever, says Abi Jackson.

Be a savvy snacker

Kidderminster Shuttle: Be a savvy snacker

6:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

A snack or two can help us get through the day, but it's easy to make unhealthy choices. Snack sensibly though and your health and waistline could benefit. Abi Jackson chews over the facts.

Mind your fitness

Kidderminster Shuttle: Mind your fitness

3:45pm Friday 7th February 2014

From gym classes to marathon training, boosting our physical fitness is often at the top of the agenda these days - but are you keeping your mind in shape too? Steve Braithwaite tells Abi Jackson how his 'Mind Fitness' philosophies can boost fulfilment and happiness.

The heart of the matter

Kidderminster Shuttle: The heart of the matter

6:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

From heart attacks to congenital defects, cardiovascular disease affects everybody in some way or other. As the British Heart Foundation's Ramp Up The Red fundraising campaign approaches, Abi Jackson looks at how the charity's work is saving - and improving - countless lives.

Exercise for all

Kidderminster Shuttle: Exercise for all

6:00am Saturday 25th January 2014

Exercise is vital for good health and wellbeing - and that applies to everybody. But if you're disabled, getting started with a fitness regime can be particularly challenging. Abi Jackson speaks to the people hoping this will change.

The true cost of obesity

Kidderminster Shuttle: The true cost of obesity

6:00am Saturday 18th January 2014

Think obesity isn't your problem? With predictions that half of the UK population will be obese by 2050, it could impact us all - and solving the problem's going to be a team effort. Abi Jackson reports.

Do you need an iron top-up?

Kidderminster Shuttle: Do you need an iron top-up?

6:00am Saturday 11th January 2014

Iron-deficiency anaemia is one of the most common nutritional disorders, yet many people are unaware of the signs. GP Dr Shahzadi Saleem tells Sophie Herdman why pumping up our iron intake could by life-changing.

Seven simple health resolutions

Kidderminster Shuttle: Seven simple health resolutions

6:00am Saturday 4th January 2014

Taking small, sensible steps - which you can actually stick to - could improve your health beyond measure. Abi Jackson suggests a septet for success.

The future of fitness in 2014

Kidderminster Shuttle: The future of fitness in 2014

6:00am Saturday 28th December 2013

If you're determined to get active in 2014, but want something a little more exciting than the treadmill, look no further. Nel Staveley rounds up the new crazes and classes heading to a gym near you soon.

Is Mould making you ill?

Kidderminster Shuttle: Is Mould making you ill?

6:00am Saturday 21st December 2013

Damp and mould in your home doesn't just look unsightly - it can also be a health hazard, particularly if you're allergic to mould spores. Abi Jackson reports on a rising problem.

The wonder of tea

Kidderminster Shuttle: The wonder of tea

6:00am Saturday 14th December 2013

From work breaks to times of tears and strife, popping the kettle on is always a welcome remedy, and the humble cuppa is bursting with health-boosting benefits. Abi Jackson brews up the basics.

Living with HIV in 2013: The truth

Kidderminster Shuttle: Living with HIV in 2013: The truth

6:00am Saturday 7th December 2013

Forget the scare stories - it's time to listen to the real facts about HIV. As the National Aids Trust's #FactUp campaign highlights, the tombstone terror ads of the Eighties are long out of date. Abi Jackson reports.

Dreams de-coded

Kidderminster Shuttle: Dreams de-coded

6:00am Saturday 30th November 2013

Dreams can be bizarre and baffling, but unlocking their meaning could be a useful guide for waking life, as dream psychologist Ian Wallace tells Abi Jackson.

Gifts of wellbeing

Kidderminster Shuttle: Gifts of wellbeing

6:00am Saturday 23rd November 2013

Give a loved one the gift of wellbeing this Christmas, with one of these body and mind-boosting stocking-fillers. By Abi Jackson.

Fight back against festive family feuds

Kidderminster Shuttle: Fight back against festive family feuds

6:00am Saturday 16th November 2013

It may be known as the season of goodwill but for many families, Christmas means stress, rows and tricky relatives. A Relate counsellor shares top tips with Abi Jackson on how to banish bust-ups this winter.

Raw appeal

Kidderminster Shuttle: Raw appeal

6:00am Saturday 9th November 2013

A raw food diet might not sound appetising for winter, but self-confessed 'raw obsessive' Shazzie thinks it's the key to her health and wellbeing - whatever the season. The presenter and author tells Nel Staveley about the benefits of cutting cooking.

De-stress, like an expert

Kidderminster Shuttle: De-stress, like an expert

6:00am Saturday 2nd November 2013

Stress affects everybody from time to time, but taking steps to relax is vital for your physical and mental wellbeing. Ahead of Stress Awareness Day, November 6, some wellbeing experts share their personal anxiety-busting tips.

Chicken coop for the soul

Kidderminster Shuttle: Chicken coop for the soul

6:00am Saturday 26th October 2013

It has long been thought that pets can help improve your wellbeing, and author, illustrator and hen-owner Lauren Scheuer wholeheartedly agrees. Having just written a book, Once Upon A Flock, Scheuer tells Keeley Bolger how her group of lively birds have changed her life for the better.

Winter-proof your wellbeing

Kidderminster Shuttle: Winter-proof your wellbeing

6:00am Saturday 5th October 2013

Now that autumn's setting in, it's time to bolster your defences in time for winter. Abi Jackson rounds up expert tips to help you dazzle through the drizzly months.

The memory game

Kidderminster Shuttle: The memory game

6:00am Saturday 28th September 2013

Our memories make up a large part of who we are, but have you ever wondered how they actually work? Nel Staveley takes a trip down memory lane to quiz the experts.

Have the hots for curry

Kidderminster Shuttle: Have the hots for curry

6:00am Saturday 21st September 2013

It's a well known fact that Brits adore a curry, but did you know that tucking into the spicy dish could be good for you too? Ahead of National Curry Week (7-13 October) Nilima Marshall explores the hidden health benefits of the humble curry.

Dose up on ward wisdom

Kidderminster Shuttle: Dose up on ward wisdom

6:00am Saturday 14th September 2013

After decades of working in hospitals, nurse Michael Alexander wants to pass on some insider tips. Lisa Salmon scans his new e-booklet, which outlines practical steps for getting the most out of your hospital stay.

Strachan walks the walk

10:35am Friday 6th September 2013

TV's Michaela Strachan, who is supporting Macmillan's Big Beautiful Walks campaign, tells Gabrielle Fagan about motherhood, being a step-parent and the - often amusing - dangers of her job as a wildlife presenter.

Seven simple steps to better sleep

Kidderminster Shuttle: Seven simple steps to better sleep

7:00am Saturday 31st August 2013

Does anyone actually manage a blissful eight hours' shut-eye every night? Problem sleep is a modern-age plague, but before reaching for the sleeping pills, Abi Jackson sources seven simple steps to a more successful snooze.

Student wellbeing guide

Kidderminster Shuttle: Student wellbeing guide

7:00am Saturday 24th August 2013

Getting a qualification, and having fun, may be the prime objective for most students, but don't forget to incorporate some time for all-important wellbeing boosters in your timetable. Abi Jackson swots up on student health.

Success isn't all huff and puff

Kidderminster Shuttle: Success isn't all huff and puff

7:00am Saturday 17th August 2013

As one of the world's most powerful women, Huff Post founder Arianna Huffington has spent a lifetime achieving success. Now in her sixties, she's slowing down (a little bit) and wants the world to do the same, she tells Abi Jackson.

Bloom beyond birth

Kidderminster Shuttle: Bloom beyond birth

7:00am Saturday 10th August 2013

As the saying goes, to take care of others we must first take care of ourselves - and this is especially true for new mums. Experts share top tips for post-pregnancy health and wellbeing with Abi Jackson.

The heart of a big matter

7:00am Saturday 3rd August 2013

You may not be familiar with its name but atrial fibrillation affects around 1.5 million people in the UK and is a major risk factor for stroke. Abi Jackson reports.

Don't brush over alopecia

Kidderminster Shuttle: Don't brush over alopecia

7:00am Saturday 27th July 2013

Thousands of adults and children experience mysterious hair loss, and it can have a huge psychological impact. As International Alopecia Awareness Day on August 3 approaches, Abi Jackson speaks to women determined to help fight the stigma.

The silent killer

Kidderminster Shuttle: The silent killer

7:00am Saturday 20th July 2013

Pierce Brosnan's daughter is the third generation of women in her family to die from ovarian cancer, shining a light on the disease which often defies early diagnosis. Lisa Salmon reports.

Summer is taking shape

Kidderminster Shuttle: Summer is taking shape

7:00am Saturday 13th July 2013

It's time to get fit for summer, not only physically - but mentally, too. Gabrielle Fagan asks the experts for the best shape-up strategy.

Happily married ever after

Kidderminster Shuttle: Happily married ever after

7:00am Saturday 6th July 2013

Relationship experts Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt had to put their own methods to the test when their marriage was on the rocks 10 years ago. Now they swear by their 10 tips for a successful marriage. Kate Whiting reports.

Cash in on happiness

Kidderminster Shuttle: Cash in on happiness

7:00am Saturday 29th June 2013

While many of us strive to make more money, research suggests that more wealth doesn't equal more happiness. Instead, we need to alter the way we spend the money we already have. Sophie Herdman reports.

Cash in on happiness

Kidderminster Shuttle: Cash in on happiness

7:00am Saturday 22nd June 2013

While many of us strive to make more money, research suggests that more wealth doesn't equal more happiness. Instead, we need to alter the way we spend the money we already have. Sophie Herdman reports.

The good life

Kidderminster Shuttle: The good life

7:00am Saturday 15th June 2013

Holidays are an annual tonic for our wellbeing and the ideal way to lift our spirits. Celebrities reveal their favourite destinations and some of their fondest memories to Gabrielle Fagan.

Time to talk, men

Kidderminster Shuttle: Time to talk, men

7:00am Saturday 8th June 2013

What many dads really need this Father's Day is less stress and depression. But first they need to talk about their problems, says the Men's Health Forum. Lisa Salmon reports.

Kneed to know

Kidderminster Shuttle: Kneed to know

7:00am Saturday 1st June 2013

Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan's painful knees put an end to his sporting career. But today he's pain-free and active - and wants to help the one in four of us also suffering knee problems. Abi Jackson reports.

Medical research reaches new heights

Kidderminster Shuttle: Medical research reaches new heights

7:00am Saturday 25th May 2013

Earlier this year a team of medics set off for Mount Everest - in a bid to improve intensive care survival rates. Lisa Salmon reports.

Common cravings uncovered

Kidderminster Shuttle: Common cravings uncovered

7:00am Saturday 18th May 2013

Those insatiable sugar pangs, or a sudden yearning for a juicy steak, could reveal more about your general health than you realise. Or, they could just mean you're hungry... Abi Jackson reports.

Musical medicine eases the memory gap

Kidderminster Shuttle: Musical medicine eases the memory gap

7:00am Saturday 11th May 2013

Dementia can be extremely upsetting for both sufferers and their loved ones, but music therapy can have profoundly beneficial effects. Hannah Shaddock finds out how it's striking a chord with so many families.

When hearts can't be mended

Kidderminster Shuttle: When hearts can't be mended

7:00am Saturday 4th May 2013

As the British Heart Foundation seeks a cure for heart failure, a young mother tells Lisa Salmon how the terminal condition leaves her too exhausted to even pick up her baby.

Putting pain on the back foot

Kidderminster Shuttle: Putting pain on the back foot

7:00am Saturday 27th April 2013

Could reflexology be as effective as painkillers? A new study suggests, in some cases, it might. Lisa Salmon reports.

Run for your health

Kidderminster Shuttle: Run for your health

7:00am Saturday 20th April 2013

On April 21, over 30,000 runners will take to the streets to take part in the London Marathon. But what does pounding the pavement for 26 miles do to your body? Samantha Mayers reports.

Seven simple steps to good health

Kidderminster Shuttle: Seven simple steps to good health

7:00am Saturday 13th April 2013

A recent study reveals that seven lifestyle steps designed to improve heart health can also massively reduce the risk of cancer. Experts outline the Simple Seven and explain why following these relatively small steps can make a huge difference to overall health.



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